WATCH: Nearly 30 Unmarked Graves Discovered by Technology at Plano Cemeteries

PLANO (WBAP/KLIF) – A historical preservation group is responsible for the discovery of close to 30 unmarked graves in the two historically black Plano cemeteries.

The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation was researching Old City Cemetery and Davis Cemetery when it resorted to technology.

“We wanted to see if we could find any unmarked graves,” said Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Director, Jeff Campbell.

Campbell said he used ground penetrating radar to detect shifts in soil that may lead to unmarked graves. It lead to the discovery of 29 at both cemeteries combined. It’s believed the markers were lost over time due to rotting (made of wood) weather and vandalism. The cemetery association will pace “unknown” markers at these unmarked grave sites. The City Library’s genealogy department is working to identify who is buried at these sites.

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